Another round of Amex Platinum 100K, Gold Card 50K bonus offers available via CardMatch
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Check the CardMatch Tool to see if you’re targeted for a 100,000-point Platinum Card offer. These offers are subject to change at any time.
While there are some excellent credit card bonuses available right now, sometimes there are targeted credit card welcome bonus offers that are even higher than what’s available to the public on the same card. One of the best places to look for these offers is the CardMatch Tool.
If you haven’t visited recently, now’s an excellent time to check your CardMatch offers, because we’ve just found that more people have been targeted for the incredible 100,000-point offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express. The particular offer that we’re seeing requires $5,000 spending within the first three months of account opening to earn the 100,000-point welcome bonus:
However, check your offer closely. Some potential cardholders have only gotten a 75,000-point offer for the same $5,000 spend in the first three months of card membership.
Using the CardMatch Tool, you could also score a 50,000-point welcome offer for the American Express® Gold Card after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first three months. The current publicly available offer for the American Express® Gold Card is 35,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months. So, you’ll get a solid 15,000 extra bonus points from the CardMatch welcome offer.
Note that American Express welcome bonuses are “not available to applicants who have or have had this product,” and that limitation is found on this offer as well. While there are some reports of being able to get a welcome bonus for the same card many years after closing the account, this “once per lifetime” welcome bonus limitation is an important restriction to keep in mind.
How to use CardMatch
CardMatch is straightforward to use, but those who haven’t used the tool before might be curious about the process. Here are the easy steps to check your offers:
- Go to the CardMatch homepage.
- Enter your first name, last name, home address and last four digits of your social security number.
- If you want to be contacted by CardMatch, enter your email address. Otherwise, uncheck the contact box.
- Click “Get Matches.”
- Check the box to accept the terms & conditions and click “Submit.”
- After a 60-second or less search, your pre-approved offers will appear.
Note that this process creates a “soft” credit inquiry on your credit report. This means that the inquiry will show up on your credit report, but it’ll have no impact on your credit score — similar to if you checked your own credit report through a free annual check or a paid service.
Is the American Express Platinum Card worth it?
|The Platinum Card® from American Express is the king of the premium travel rewards cards when it comes to luxury perks. You’ll earn Amex’s valuable Membership Rewards, receive up to $500 in annual credits, have access to an extensive network of airport lounges worldwide and more. The card comes with a high annual fee, but it’s more than worth it for those who take advantage of its full range of benefits.||Card Rating*: ⭐⭐⭐⭐½|
*Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG’s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
The Amex 100,000-point Membership Rewards welcome bonus is certainly spectacular. Based on TPG’s current valuation of 2 cents per Membership Rewards point, the welcome bonus alone is worth $2,000. Once you learn to maximize the value of your Membership Rewards points, you can get even more value than that.
Even without the sky-high welcome bonus, the Platinum Card is one of the best cards available for frequent travelers. On the spending side, you’ll earn 5x points on airfare purchased directly through the airline or through American Express Travel, as well as 5x earnings on prepaid hotels booked through Amex Travel. The card also rewards frequent Uber users with up to $200 per year in Uber credits, you’ll get up to $200 in statement credits for airline fees on your selected airline and $100 in credits for Saks purchases each year. The card has a $550 annual fee (see rates & fees) but it can be well worth it if you utilize these perks to their full extent.
And then there are the lounges. Card members are granted access to nine incredible Centurion Lounges — seven of which we pitted against each other in a battle royale, plus lounges in Philadelphia (PHL) and Hong Kong (HKG). Four more Centurion Lounges are coming soon to New York’s Kennedy (JFK), Charlotte (CLT), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX) and Phoenix (PHX), while the new larger Dallas (DFW) lounge re-opened at the end of September. Cardholders also get access to more than 1,200 lounges through a Priority Pass membership and access to Delta Sky Clubs when traveling with Delta.
Other CardMatch offers
In addition to offers for The Platinum Card and Gold Card, there’s at least one other card that some may see a “special offer” listed for: the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card. Instead of the 125,000-point welcome bonus after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first three months offered publicly, some CardMatch users are seeing an offer for 150,000 bonus points:
The downside to the CardMatch offer is that it requires $3,000 in purchases to get the 150,000-point bonus. The publicly-available 125,000-point offer only requires $2,000 in purchases. If you’re able to spend the extra $1,000 in purchases in the first three months, the extra 25,000 points are valued at $150 at current TPG valuations.
Public offer for the Amex Platinum Credit Card
If you aren’t targeted for this excellent offer, the current offer for The Platinum Card® from American Express is a 60,000-point welcome bonus for spending $5,000 on purchases in the first three months. Given the considerable value that this card offers frequent travelers, this is a solid offer. But, obviously, 60,000 points isn’t nearly as lucrative as 100,000 points.
Be sure to check the tool today to see what offers are available for you.
This is The Points Guy’s permanent page on CardMatch bonus offers. Keep in mind you’ll see some reader comments referring to previous offers below.
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